Through meticulous research, I was able to deconstruct what was in this ubiquitous "box." What do each of these ingredients do, why are they necessary, and could they be better?
I'm Michael And I Like Soup
One cold day in the dead of winter, I was craving matzo ball soup. But I was living in Austin, TX where this great soup is not readily available. So I called my mom and asked for our family's cherished recipe. "What are you talking about," she said. "Just use the box from the store. Everyone uses the box." After processing my initial shock that one manufacturer controls almost all of the home matzo ball consumption in the US, I set out to find this "box," which proved fairly difficult in Central Texas.